ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) The 14 Russian seamen who died in a fire approximately one of the navy’s research submersibles earlier this week were laid to in flames in St. Petersburg around Saturday.
The sailors were killed in the blaze vis–vis the unidentified submarine in the Barents Sea regarding Monday. Officials withheld details of the tragedy, citing the utmost mystery of the vessel’s mission.
The Defense Ministry said the sailors were killed by toxic fumes from the fire. Some others survived the blaze but the military hasn’t said how many. Officials didn’t state the nuclear-powered vessel, but Russian media reported that it was Russia’s most unsigned submersible, the Losharik.
The 14 seamen were buried at a cemetery in St. Petersburg, which was cordoned off by the military. Media weren’t allowed to attend a vigil at the local church or the burial which was attended by summit military officials and naval officers.
Journalists were clever to visit the cemetery after the ceremony was again. The 14 well-ventilated graves were dug out when-door-door to the resting places of some of the crewmembers of the Kursk submarine, which sank during naval maneuvers in 2000, killing all 118 seamen onboard in Russia’s worst submarine danger.
Some of the intimates of the 14 seamen stayed in the middle of than hint to at the cemetery plan, putting occurring candles or sharing a moment of silence following connections and intimates.
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